Private Cu Chi Tunnels Half-Day Tour - Ho Chi Minh City

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Overview

Located about 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, the Cu Chi tunnels consist of a vast network of 155 miles (250 km) of tunnels connecting underground living and cooking areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command center but also hundreds of trap doors. Initially dug with simple tools and bare hands for the fight against the French in the 1940s, the tunnels were then extended by Vietnamese revolutionary soldiers during the "American War" in the 1960s and 1970s. It became a large, multi-story, deep underground city providing hiding spots, as well as communication and supply routes, helping the Vietnamese revolutionaries. On this tour, you'll get to experience what it was like for those who called these tunnels home and how they endured.

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Highlights

  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
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After meeting your guide, leave the busy streets of Saigon on a 1.5 hour drive to Cu Chi district. You will be taken through the typical countryside of southern Vietnam.

On arrival, the visit starts with a short video documentary before spending the next 3 hours exploring the Ben Dinh section of the tunnels. You will learn more about the history, incredible tenacity and ingenuity of the Cu Chi inhabitants. More adventurous travelers will have the opportunity to crawl through the tunnels and to fire off some rounds from AK-47 or M-16 assault rifles at the shooting range.

Taste traditional boiled tapioca and hot tea before heading back to Saigon.
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Inclusions for Private Cu Chi Tunnels Half-Day Tour

  • Private air-conditioned vehicle

  • English/French speaking guide

  • Entrance fee

  • Tapioca and tea

  • Bottled mineral waters and wet tissues

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Exclusions for Private Cu Chi Tunnels Half-Day Tour

  • Personal expenses

  • Additional beverages

  • Tips

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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Take this tour and step back into the the world of the Viet Congo and the tunnels that they lived in and fought from. If you are staying in Ho Chi Minh and do any tour outside the city you have to do this one. The Cu Chi tunnels take around 1 and a half hours to get to purely because the traffic within the city is absolutely crazy, when you get there you see everything from all the different types of trap to how they made rice paper and cooked.

    Our son fired rounds on an AK 47 and an M1 and was in heaven, actually winning a baseball cap for hitting a target. Each round cost between 40 and 50,000 vend, so if shooting is your thing this is well worthwhile.

    You can crawl through a tunnel and come out at 20, 40, 60 or 100m, there are no lights but a local guide accompanies you with a torch, again make sure that you give it a try.

    Our trip was in great comfort in a large Toyota four wheel drive vehicle and Ben our guide was really good, his English was excellent as well as his local knowledge.

    Make sure you do this tour it is well worth it.

  • The half-day tour was more then I had expected. I was greeted promptly at my hotel by my tour guide Xung and our driver...also with the name Xung. The ride outside of the city was fun with views of the countryside and rubber tree farms. Xung and I connected immediately. He was fun and polite and knowledgeable. We were more like friends going on this tour. I am a single guy and booked the single private tour. It was so inexpensive and well worth the personal connection of felt with Xung. The tunnels span a larger section then I had expected and crawling in the tunnels was a thrill of a lifetime. So much history and so much loss in these jungles, but today I hope we all can remember the loss and respect the struggle. I completely enjoyed this tour and would HIGHLY recommend Viator to book your reservation. Thank you all so much for memories I'll keep for a lifetime.

  • The Cu Chi Tunnels Tour was probably the highlight of our trip to Ho Chi Minh City. Roughly an hour away from the main city, the Chu Chi Tunnels are an exciting part of the history of Vietnam, especially one of the important remnants of the war era. Our tour guide, Truk, was highly engaging throughout the tour. He told us stories about the war that were interesting and was humorous on many accounts. He also guided us throughout the Cu Chi Tunnels and took us to the right places at the right time, given the crowd at the site.

  • Excellent tour but a bit rushed

  • Excellent. Very informative and enjoyable.

  • Fantastic experience, the giuide, Roy, was extremely knowledgable and kept us both informed and entertained. A must do visit.

  • A couple of friends and I, while visiting Saigon, signed up for a private tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels through Viator.com. We had a great experience learning about the tunnel system and about the Vietnam-U.S. war from a non-U.S. perspective. I highly recommend doing the private tour rather than the big bus tour. For just a slight increase in price, you get a more personalized experience and you are able to go through the experience at your own pace. You are not secluded and it is not like you are the only ones here, but you just have a guide catering more toward what you will enjoy and at your pace. It would be ok for younger children to do this it's not gory or vulgar in any way, though I doubt that they would understand what is going on so it would be lost on them. If you choose to actually go down into the tunnels and crawl through them a bit, I would strongly recommend considering how your small child will respond to the tunnels. They are lit, but not well. They are hot. They are small and claustrophobia inducing. Very cool experience, just know what you're getting into.

  • Such a fascinating piece of history, very well maintained and put together. Would recommend bringing extra cash for the shooting range. We had a fantastic tour guide, great English and very knowledgeable. He also recommended other places to visit in Vietnam that are off the beaten track.

USD 39.72